Local members from weight loss group We Slim Together will be playing their part for the community this Christmas, as they set out to raise vital funds for Action Cancer.
The supportive community group will be fundraising at Randalstown Christmas Market on 25th November 2017 from 10am. We Slim Together has chosen Action Cancer as the beneficiary of their efforts due to the impact the charity has had on so many of their members’ lives.
With groups across Northern Ireland, We Slim Together prides itself on not just focussing on weight loss, but also members’ long term health, and members play an active role in their local community through charity fundraising as well as outreach and educational events.
Members will be out and about during the third annual Randalstown Christmas Market asking visitors and locals alike to contribute whatever they can to this vital cause.
Sonya McAllister, founder We Slim Together said, “Our mission is to focus on long term health and help our members to enjoy their lives to its fullest potential.
“Unfortunately many of our members have been affected personally by cancer and Action Cancer’s mission to save lives and support local people through cancer awareness, prevention, detection and support resonated with us all.
“We wanted to give something back and also raise awareness of the important work Action Cancer and help them raise the £4 million they need every year to deliver their vital services.”
We Slim Together was developed by Sonya McAllister while dropping from a dress size 26 to a 14 and learning how to adapt her favourite foods to her new way of life.
Along the way, Sonya shared her weight loss journey online, publishing recipes she’d adapted to her own style of tasty-but-good-for-you cooking, and supporting others on a similar journey. We Slim Together’s success continues, with new groups opening throughout Northern Ireland and meeting in Antrim; Ballymena; Ballymoney; Bangor; Belfast; Carrickfergus; Downpatrick; Dundonald; Glengormley; Larne; Lisburn; Magherafelt; Newtownards; Portadown and Randalstown.
Action Cancer does not receive government funding and therefore rely heavily on donations from the public and local business community.
This year, Action Cancer will provide early detection, support and prevention services to over 50,000 people, including breast screening for 11,000 women.
For further information visit the We Slim Together stand at the market this weekend or visit www.weslimtogether.co.uk
Caption: Sonya McAlister, founder of We Slim Together and consultants Lesley Bolton from Lisburn and Hilary Gore from Coleraine will be playing their part for the community this Christmas, as they set out to raise vital funds for Action Cancer at the Randalstown Christmas Market on Saturday 25th November from 10am – 5pm.